In therapy, I work with people on identifying their core beliefs which often are out of our awareness and are automatic. In therapy, we can work together to identify these automatic beliefs and your repetitive patterns of action, thought and feeling that are based on these fundamental beliefs. Some examples of such beliefs are "I am undeserving of love" or "I am incapable of making decisions in my own life", "my feelings are a burden to others", "my worth as a person is dependent on my achievements--I must be impressive to others to be worthwhile". Identifying these types of core beliefs and expressing the emotions that go along with them is one of the first crucial steps toward emotional growth and lasting change.
I work with many couples dealing with a variety of issues including marital affairs, difficulties in sharing emotions, sexual issues, fertility issues and improving overall communication skills.I work to create a safe environment where each person in the couple feels that their unique experience in the relationship is equally recognized and understood by me and help them to better understand their partners' perspective. I look to increase understanding and compassion between the two partners while helping them to accept their differences.